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Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1963, 1/2.  In the spring of 1963, Alexander Girard and Xenia Miller met in New York to shop for furniture for the Miller House. Following that trip, Girard forwarded a photograph of Herman Miller’s 675 Lounge Chair designed by Charles Eames. Mrs. Miller writes at the bottom of the Girard’s memo, “Don’t like for den even in brass.”

Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1963, 1/2. In the spring of 1963, Alexander Girard and Xenia Miller met in New York to shop for furniture for the Miller House. Following that trip, Girard forwarded a photograph of Herman Miller’s 675 Lounge Chair designed by Charles Eames. Mrs. Miller writes at the bottom of the Girard’s memo, “Don’t like for den even in brass.”

"The result is Mexicotton and Mexidot / designed by Alexander Girard" Ad, Herman Miller Textiles, 1965

"The result is Mexicotton and Mexidot / designed by Alexander Girard" Ad, Herman Miller Textiles, 1965

Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1963, 2/3

Letter from Girard to Mrs.

LOVE by alexander girard

Rita Reif, “It Would Have Been Perfect for Valentine’s Day,” New York Times, 14 February 1972

The Millers commissioned Alexander Girard in 1960 or 1961 to design a rug for their Den/TV Area. The result?  a rug with over 90 symbols, many of them related to the Millers' lives.  Color copy of TV Room rug (designed by Alexander Girard) by Edward Fields, 29 February 2008, 27/307, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B027_f307_016)

2 In a series of posts over two weeks, the staff of the IMA Archives are bringing these five Alexander Girard designs for the Millers’ Den/TV Room.

Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1963, 1/3.  Girard sent Xenia Miller four sketches of brass candle holders. Mrs. Miller ordered six of Alternate A.

Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, Girard sent Xenia Miller four sketches of brass candle holders. Miller ordered six of Alternate A.

@hermanmiller Alexander Girard  Black warp and weft with supplementary wefts in red, orange, and pink forming even checks.

Alexander Girard Black warp and weft with supplementary wefts in red, orange, and pink forming even checks.

Often #Eames furniture is upholstered with these fabrics: Textiles by #Eames friend and collaborator Alexander Girard for @hermanmiller @vitra @maharam

Often furniture is upholstered with these fabrics: Textiles by friend and collaborator Alexander Girard for

Letter to Girard from J. Irwin Miller

Letter from Irwin Miller to Girard, After visiting both the Herman Miller and Knoll showrooms, J. Irwin Miller wrote to Alexander Girard to share his and Xenia’s thoughts on various items for the new house.

Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1961.  On this day in 1961, Alexander Girard wrote to Xenia Miller to thank her for sending a Spanish creche for his Nativities exhibition at Atkins Museum (now the Nelson-Atkins Museum).

Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, On this day in Alexander Girard wrote to Xenia Miller to thank her for sending a Spanish creche for his Nativities exhibition at Atkins Museum (now the Nelson-Atkins Museum).

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